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CBS
Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns. brownell's, the world's largest firearm supplier, said it morently sold more than three- and-a-half years worth of a.r.- ag magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. chb.i. background checks of intential gun buyers were up 31% 20 november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research rack ibis world, which tracks the gun industry, found gun venthusiasts are working dermselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator fein
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 9:20am EST
really do. california tax pain could be arizona's gain. we talked to a mayor who's trying to lure businesses away from the formerly golden state. a reporter with the sporting news doesn't like tattoos. and says most quarterbacks do not have them. now, he's being labeled racist because of those remarks. we'll talk to him next hour. yeah, he's here. remember, we want to hear from you, send you e-mails varney@foxbusiness.com and please comment on tattoos. i personally hate them. now, seven early movers-- somebody is olling their eyes off camera. and pep boys post a loss on weak sales and down it goes. the drug maker jereon, says it has stopped developing its treatment for brain cancers and cut the work force by 40%, there it goes. and dividends for the next three quarters and all of them early, the stock is now up. and profit rises at the home builder, toll brothers and the company said new orders rose sharply. up goes the stock. and tellabs, another special cash dividend. up it goes. the medical supply company baxter is going to buy sweden's gambro he for about 4 billion dollars, d
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." in this half hour, you know, folks, california is one screwed up state. they want green rj energy which makes them double up on fossil fuels. they want a carbon tax and with a 52% rate i heard their businesses are fleeing to arizona. former mississippi governor haley barbour has been appointed to do an autopsy on gop losses last month. we are going to look at the forensic evidence on this one. first up, take a listen to this one. one of the many radio ads by the kept of agriculture encouraging people to sign up for food stamps. >> would you look at margie? she looks amazing. >> she sure does. >> i wonder how she stays so fit? what's her secret? >> well, she told me that food stamp benefits help her eat right and she stays active, too. >> guess what. unfortunately this is working. despite an improving economy and declines in unemployment we learned the number of people on food stamps is still soaring. this is government dependency at its worst. here now is the story. political reporter from the daily caller and margie omara. margie, i have to go to
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
with wall-to- wall attention. >> reporter: democratic senator dianne feinstein of california, a long time leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
on a ban on 20me-sex marriage that was passed by california voters in 2008. john blackstone has our lead from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. in many ways, this is bad news for you. >> it's bad news in the sense that if we had-- if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages very quickly within a few days, again, not only in san francisco but all over california. >> reporter: opponents of same- sex marriage say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters, defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of states, four out of five states, the peopl
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
. john in california. >> caller: booyah, jim, from the sacramento valley of northern california. >> what's going on? >> caller: anyway, i got -- i noticed some activity in the house building around here back around northern california, sacramento valley. my play is berkshire b. what do you think of that? >> i think it actually made sense. i campaigned for that to be a housing and insurance company stock. i think you're dead on, i think it's a great buy. i think you're getting them pretty cheap if i do say so myself. keep one eye on the paralysis in washington and one on the companies no longer waiting to be act. there's money to be made just being a shareholder. get out of those bond funds. they're going to crush you. find some good stocks. >>> coming up, trend spotting? tonight cramer's got the exclusive interviews you need to catch the market's next hot trend. first, wall street's been taking a bite out of apple but tech manufacturer jbil lit up the ticker today. is it charged for a run in 2013? then, as hiring picks up in the u.s., could paychecks help you cash in? and with the housin
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
-imposed duty in front of a central california elementary school in the wake of the connecticut shooting. sgt. craig pusley stood all day on wednesday in fatigues in front of the flag pole at hughson elementary school, just southeast of modesto. he was not armed. pusley, who served two tours in iraq and one in afghanistan before leaving active duty last year, told the modesto bee he wanted to be sure all children could go home safe for christmas. he is the father of a 3- expecting another child. "when i enlisted, i swore to enemies, foreign and break. >> at this point. president obama's action comes in the formation of a task force. obama has announced vice president joe biden will lead a team which will present a set of gun control recommendations to mr obama. >> the fact that this is a complex problem is no excuse of not doing anything. the fact that we cannot steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have passed, the vice president to lead an effort to include outside organizations and members of the cabinet to compile a list of concrete proposals that
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northern california, a huge storm caused a big wrench in weekend travelers' plans. >> after i found out my flight had been canceled after four hours of waiting in the airport, i had to wait in another three-hour customer service line. >> reporter: and it's not just in the air. on the roads, holiday travel is up 1.6% this year. some 84.4 million americans getting behind the wheel. and another 5.6 million traveling by plane.
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
, a young california boy is pursuing a passion as he fights a devastating dees. his doctors believe the work is beneficial and rewarding. abc 7 news anchor carolyn johnson has the story. >> my mom wants to be an engineer. >> but the last several months while dylan has been a patient at children's hospital, los angeles he has built 70 planes, trains cars, temples and dralg ons. he doesn't watch tv or play video games and keeps building through blood draws. >> have you put one in the wrong place? >> no. i have one. then, i put in the right place. >> dylan has a severe form of a disease that drolz not create enough energy to sustain his body. parts of him are shutting down. but dwrorktz say petesing together legos is a powerful medicine. >> when you're building how does it make you feel? >> it zrakts the pain. >> as legos are being built it seems like he can focus on what he is achieving. >> nearly a dozen specialists are now working to combat his condition. while focusing on that, he is now graduated to projects so complex they're raitd for teenagers and have more than 1300 pieces. >> this jus
KRON
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
a the state average right now in california is $3.60 for a regular death of dowling. in severance is 03 $70 cents. that is down a penny from yesterday's prices. in oakland $3.58 for regular gas of a gallon--for a regular a gallon of gas. and san jose $3.67 a gallon. >> today is expected to be a record breaker for fed ex despite an economy that continues to struggle. a spokesperson with the fed ex says the new--that they are expecting a 10 percent increase over last year between thanksgiving and christmas. today 19 million packages along will go through the international network and the company points to e-commerce as the reason for the increase. the business day for ups is projected to be december 22nd. the company also reportedly credit because mars as the reason for an unexpected 6% increase in businesses. >> and look over the bay bridge toll plaza after a gorgeous weekend the sunny conditions will continue. when we come back erica will look at your forecast and traffic. stick around. something unusual has been spotted along the albany berkeley border. a chinook salmon swimming here in th
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
of pollock pines. the california department of water resources says there's been a 140% increase in this year's snowpack. >>> here in the bay area it wasn't a white christmas, it was a wet one. we saw heavy rainfall from time to time yesterday throughout the day. at times the rain came down at the rate of .2" an hour and in santa rosa the rain just hasn't stopped in nearly a month. up there in sonoma county, they have gotten 15 inches of rain since november 28th. that's more than a foot of rain in just four weeks. and the threat of more flooding is causing concerns along san fransesquito creek on the peninsula. a new layer of sandbags is on the levee along the creek in east palo alto. there's already been flooding from verbena to daphne way. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through a levee. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so we're ready to move on. >> there is one home that's still vacant because water do into electrical outlets making it too dangerous to occupy. east palo alto is working to fix it including increasing the creek as capacity to carry
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
♪ ♪ up and down ♪ christmas bells are ring pg >>> breaking news from southern california we're live over a college campus ai. s.w.a.t. search has students locked in the lie brairo. >> more breaking news on the health crisis facing the governor. we're live with an update on his cancer diagnosis. >> tonight rising flood waters caused by the pull of the moon. we're live in a neighborhood getting soaked from the ground up. >> and racing through broadway tunnel in san francisco at 100 miles per hour. behind the wheel is someone who should know better. a san francisco cop. >> and that breaking news is happening at a southern california college. the campus is on lock down now. students at cal state fullerton are being told to stay inside and lock the doors to campus buildings and s.w.a.t. teams move through the university, looking forearmed robbery suspects this, is a live picture now. >> police say at least fist people robbed a jewelry store, then took police on a chase that ended up on the southeast portion of the cal state camp yuchls a high school is on alert tonight. one robbery suspect ha
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical tfficulties and would need to extend the launch window to the whd of the month. oether those difficulties were real or fake, the rocket was ruickly prepared for launch without u.s. intelligence detecting it had been fully fueled. .he satellite is now circling ce earth and is likely to stay up for a year or two. although, it appears the north koreans are having trouble controlling it. >> pelley: david, thank you. id, thears the syrian dictatorship has turned to ballistic missiles in its war on its own people. the u.s. says that scud missiles have been launched against rebels, and it's an ominous sign because it's a much larger weapon with a lot of explosive power. the dictatorship of bashar al- arsad has been fighting a
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm EST
article on "forbes" talking about combining the new it had factioncates and california rates. if you live in california, effectively dividends of a california company with a california owner is going to be taxed 74%. that's crazy. >> better to see companies leaving california as their tax domicile? >> companies leaving, people leaving, but more importantly companies have a price of paying dividends? those making the checkses are all in the highest tax rate. you reduce the income in the equity markets. >> again, we're talking worst case scenarios in this point of these effective tax rates that are possible certainly. i'll give you that, but don't we really expect the rates too-to-go up a lot less than that as congress comes together and compromises on these very consentious issues? >> right now congress, the 20% rate plus the 3.8% rate on -- on the health care reform, that's still widening the debt bias. what happens when you widen the debt bias? companies leverage more. companies that are leveraged companies they invest less and create less jobs. >> yeah, go ahead. >> finally, investors g
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
. >> hunker down. >>> and a series of avalanches in california's tahoe resort area has claimed a second life. veteran ski patroller bill foster was buried for about eight minutes after the intentionally started avalanche got out of hand. a snowboarder in a separate resort also died in an avalanche. the area got several inches of snow over the weekend, creating dangerous conditions. >>> in newtown, connecticut, thousands of people from all over the country came to pay their respects on christmas day. volunteers have been keeping watch over a candle light vigil for the 20 children and 6 adults who died in the massacre. and at christmas services, they were told that good always overcomes evil. >> i can't believe something like this happened. i have two little children and i'm able to go home to them and some of their parents aren't. so i'm just here to pay my respects. >> it's not just small towns around connecticut, south carolina, brooklyn, you know, it's deserved of course, but it's hard to compartmentalize this. >> volunteers from nearby towns filled in for the newtown police force so those
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
prop 8 in california. if that is struck down, does that mean marriage equality then for all intents and purposes is legal in all states? does what happens in california then change the relevance for 49 other states? >> well, this all gets to how the supreme court rules. you know, i think it was the ninth circuit -- the ninth circuit court of appeals when they upheld the decision written by judge vaughn walker. judge vaughn walker didn't go for the big expansive constitutional right to marry that ted olson and david boies was hoping he would go for. he had a very narrow ruling. will the supreme court stick to that narrow ruling? if they do, same-sex marriage, assuming prop 8 is knocked down, then same-sex marriage could just be limited to california. and what we could end up have happening is a situation where you have something like 20% of the country where same-sex marriage is legal and if richard is right and doma is struck down as unconstitutional where you could have legally married same-sex couples in, say, california or new york who are then able to avail themselves of the 1,1
KRON
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. across the bay in oakland the average is $3.49. this all compares to the state average in california at $3.52. >> starbucks is launching a politician's campaign this week in hopes that will get the ball rolling on averting the fiscal cliff. in a letter to star birks employees made public this morning, chief executive howard s \cc chultz next employees that is approximately 120 d.c. area stores to write come together on coffee cups on serving customers tomorrow and friday. starbucks plans to buy as in washington post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma california are under water. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california sense friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 flights have been canceled and many more delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. just in time for holiday travel. >> as if the holidays aren't stressful enough with other things. good luck, everybody, getting around. >>> while the west takes that beating, the gulf coast is bracing for tornadoes during this holiday weekend. >> good morning, andrew. >> much of the nation will be relatively tranquil for your holiday travels, our big unsettled area will be across portions of the south and the gulf coast especially. disturbance pushing through and strong thunderstorms late tonight in the houston area, into tomorrow. then louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, looking at torrential do
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
. and the strain going around is troubling. >>> and after california bans gay conversion thera one judge says not so fast. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. if you're eligible for medicare, you might know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now to request a free decision guide to help you understand medicare. and which aarp medicare supplement plan might work best for you. there's a range to choose from, depending on your needs and your budget. and they all travel with you -- anywhere in the country. b
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
to the gentleman from california, the vice chairman of the democrat caucus, mr. becerra. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. becerra: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. if you're in the middle class, shouldn't it feel like you're in the middle of america? yet the politics of extremism is pushing the middle class to the very edge. the very edge. our house republican colleagues continue to ignore the calls from the american people to extend middle class tax cuts now . that politics of extremism is threatening to raise taxes on the middle class by the amount of about $2,200 starting january 1. republicans should once and for all join with democrats and the american public to bring the bipartisan senate-passed middle class tax cut bill to a vote on the house floor. . 97% of small businesses don't see a single tax increase next year. democrats and 2/3 of the american people agree with the growing number of republicans who are telling the republican colleagues, take the 98% deal. take the 98% deal. my friends, this is not the time to put the foot
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
reports. >> reporter: blankets of snow from central new york to northern california, creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that the last time. >> reporter: in chicago, paula and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies. >> come on, we just want to get there. come on. we're going to be late, come on, come on. >> it's really annoying. >> reporter: it's not just in the air, on the roads holiday travel is up 1.6% this year, some 84.4 million americans getting behind the wheel. another 5.6 million traveling by plane. >> it's the most people traveling for the holiday in six years. that means any bad weather we might be seeing could result in serious disruptions. >> reporter: expect to see those disruptions wednesday, the day after christmas, one of the busiest travel days of the season. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> that is a mess. concerns about the weather do not end with snow and rain. >> conditions are right for tornadoes, as well. and o
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
california might see some showers make their way all the way towards southern california in towards l.a. high temperatures looking like this, enjoy t and others, big changes are about to happen. tomorrow we'll start to see snow across the interior of the rockies, big storm for tuesday, wednesday, thursday, if you have travel plans those days, especially in the eastern part of the country, we want to talk because you're possibly going to have problems in the airports. back to you. >> who doesn't have travel plans, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. >> hopefully you're home implanted and won't have trouble for a while. >> rick is advising everyone to take off work all week, i will be right here. >> coming up on the show, fiscal cliff talks coming to a stand still for the holidays. what should happen now? should there be a plan c? for 48 years they lived happily ever after until they realized there was one big problem with their marriage. it wasn't legal. that story next. ♪ try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charg
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
to finish the journey this saturday in miami. california, a highway worker who put snow chains on tires came across a wedding band on a snow covered highway. now, he is looking for the owner. the worker says he saw the guy on the shoulder looking for the ring and slipped off putting chains on cars. with led's the highway worker found it he never expected to find it he never got the couple's name before he drove off. that's a fox watch across america. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. this is the fox report. we are monitoring the progress of a major winter storm being blamed for killing at least 6 people so far. this wintry monstrous mess has brought snow, freezey rain and blizzard conditions and twisters who different sections of our nation. it's also forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights. and here in new york. the governor has activated the state's emergency operation center. for the first time we have seen since super storm sandy. a sign that things could get rough in the hours and days ahead. let's go back to meteorologist nic gregory from fox 5 here in new york c
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
california, arizona, north carolina are all being transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift in population and political influence. just think about it. really does three from 1964 to two dozen eight could be thought of as kind of the carried of sun belt dominance in american presidential history. if you think about every president elected from 1964-2008 comes from a state of the sun belt. lyndon johnson from texas, richard nixon from california, gerald ford was never elected. he was not even elected vice president. he was a michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. first george bush, texas by a connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas, and the second bush from texas. so 2008 is in some ways a watershed election. it is this 40 year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that are critical in the politics that develop, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative task to them. they tended to be oriented around history of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free ent
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 2:30am EST
california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes, crashing into the other. believe it or not, police say no one was hurt. >> people are still drives fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: across the country in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime, dealing with two consecutive days of snow this weekend, leave t
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 11:00am PST
group is called serbrus. they said they're going to sell that weapons company. but now the california teachers retirement system is a big investor in that fund and making them an indirect investor in the maker of bushmaster rifles. you can imagine there is a bit of an issue here. i want to go to don primac of fortune. he broke this story. dan, how did this -- the california teachers union become involved in this sort of investment thing with a company that makes bushmaster rifle? >> the california teachers pension, the largest pension for public school teachers in america, it invests a lot in private equity funds that do everything from health care to retail to manufacturing. serbrus is a diversified funds. those funds invested in freedom group or created freedom group, they bought bushmaster and started adding on, adding on to make what is currently the largest u.s. gun manufacturer. >> so, dan, is this like when you invest in your 401(k) or whatever, whatever investment you might have, and it is in a mutual fund and you don't know which companies are in that mutual fund. is that how
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
announcing the sale of a stake in the biggest maker of assault rifles. the union representing california teachers is releasing because of the its connection with bushmaster. >> people were passionate about the issue. >> reporter: the strive for culture change. making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are getting behind and understanding that at the end of the day, it's not the dollar that counts. but the sense. the sense of what they are going with their money. the sense of the weapons we are selling to the general public. >> reporter: but in the wake of the shooting, sales of assault rifles have jumped. how deep will they jump? for answers, we go to those at the direct center of the attention. the teacher's pensions and the largest makers and sellers of assault rifles. i'm calling to see if bass pro shops -- walmart -- i want to know in cabela's. six responded. none has followed california's lead yet. on the corporate side, dick's sporting goods says it's going to remove some rifles for the time being. of the other major gun sellers, only walmart got back to us saying no assault
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
. while 50 cars piled up on the slick roads in northern california. >> we're not certain whether or not a small snowstorm or hailstorm precipitated this ice formation. >> reporter: in the next 48 hours, more than a foot of snow will fall from central iowa through central wisconsin. snow and winds impacting cities like des moines, southern parts of minneapolis and eventually chicago. and it doesn't stop there. in the south, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible tonight into tomorrow. the snow is just starting to come down here in des moines, and from here, to madison, wisconsin, it's incredible to think that in the next 24 hours, it will be a foot or more. the wind gusts of 50 miles an hour will make drifts three to five feet, just as all these holiday travelers hit the road. diane? >> all right, ginger zee reporting in from the snow. >>> and now tonight, we have some answers to the question asked so often. could anything have prevented the deaths of those americans in benghazi, libya? a stinging report has been released, and members of secretary of state hillar
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> back in this country southern california's in store for another day of high tides and flooding. the so-called king tides are the highest tides of the year formed by the alignment of the sun, moon, and architect. low-lying communities along the pacific coast highway were flooded. in some areas the tide reached seven feet. >>> we'll take a quick break on a friday. when we come back, political in-fighting. a brawl breaks out for a second day on the floor of the parliament. this is the "morning news." ing news. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, n
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
on assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein of california says she will introduce some regulation along those lines in january. brian? >> tom costello in washington tonight, thanks. there you have it. that's that part of the conversation. when we continue, the other part of all of this, about mental health. part of another national conversation. >>> and later, making a difference. acts of kindness and comfort during these terribly sad days. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. >>> this tragedy in newtown, connecticut has already ignited a national conversation about guns, as we have just seen. but how about the
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am EST
cliff, people in california will pay a ton in extra taxes. california would have the highest earners there would pay almost 52% as their marginal income tax rate. the highest in the country. the only state that would have a calculated rate would be hawaii. three percentage points to the marginal state income tax rate. we will have entrepreneur ethan anderson coming up, maybe tomorrow, to talk about what that does for business. connell: the tax man is for amazon. the irs calling for back taxes after accusing the company of avoiding billions of dollars of taxes in the united states and europe. the accusations, after amazon bought a home in luxembourg and channeled their sales through it in order to create a tax shelter for the american and european governments. the stock by $0.24. dagen: make sure to wash your hands before you check out. according to a new survey, 16% of online holiday shopping is conducted on the pot. from the toilet. in the john. more than 38 million adults admit to shopping with their pants around their ankles. the study did say men are more likely than women to sho
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
the singer jenni rivero. >> reporter: good morning to you. she was raised here in southern california, has deep roots in the united states as well as over in mexico, where she was a huge crossover star. today, friends and family say they are mourning what can only be described as a huge loss. the plane's wreckage was scattered along rugged terrain. among clothes and debris, rescuers discovered jenni rivera's driver's license. there were no reports of survivors. >> bigger than life. that's who jenni was. >> reporter: sold more than 20 million records, multigrammy nominee. known for her style of mexican music, rivera's career was groundbreaking. just last year, selling out staples center in los angeles, the first latin star to do so. >> i could compare her to katy perry, she was a big star. >> reporter: her private leer jet departed monterey at 3:15 am, headed to teluca international airport, the plane fell off radar. just before rivera's fateful flight, this photo inside the jet was posted on facebook. her brother. >> there's nothing we can do. it's life. we're going to go through this. >>
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
of marriage act that defines marriage as only the union between a man and woman and california's proposition 8 which banned gay marriage was overturned by an appeals court. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns has been following both cases for us. joe, explain the impact of today's decision. >> well, it is big impact. as you know, this is one of those cases that people talk about over the water cooler. let's start with proposition 8. very simple, wolf, it is the california ballot initiative passed in 2008 by the people of the state of california that established marriage as between a man and a woman. it overturned a court case that said same sex couples have the right to marry. windsor is the other case you were talking about, it is an attack on defense of marriage act which was passed in 1996 by the congress, signed by the president. it's called windsor against the united states. it is about a woman named edith windsor who had a long time relationship with her partner, and they were married in 2007. spier died in new york in 2009, and edith windsor got a lot of money. something lik
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
on to return a wedding ripping to its rightful owner. douglas bendenetti, a snow chain installer in california. he was working on interstate 80 seeing a man frantically running up and down the road. he said he was looking for a his wedding ring which he lost while putting chains on the car. he gave up but he stranger kept looking for his ring. >> he wasn't wearing clothing for wither. looking for light on cell phone. it got cold and slipped off and went back looking for it and had no luck. he was disappointed. definitely disappointed. generally gave me idea of 1/8 of a quarter mile of stretch of roadway toe look for. it was perfectly round, sunk in the snow and i scooped it up. once i saw elise is a's name on it i know i had a wedding band and i had right ring. this is special for them and they don't need it lost on the highway. i would like to get it back to him and he can in turn pay it forward later in life. patti ann: he doesn't know their names but is hoping the owner will see the story and contact him, doug benedetti, about claiming this ring. gregg: i hope so. the world sadly is a diffe
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
care of the investor, but the banks don't understand it. california is now a mine field for banks. you have to do judicial foreclosures in california after january 1. what does that mean? more cost. you've seen fannie and freddie starting to put higher servicing fees on problematic states like new york, connecticut, new jersey, where it is very hard to foreclose. if you were an investor, would you want to write a jumbo mortgage in, say, massachusetts, where you can't foreclose at all? this is a big problem for states that have high value real estate, california, to northeast, because we still have a foreclosure problem and precisely because politicians talk about consumer protection, but they're actually hurting consumers because they can't get a mortgage. >> right, right. could be a game changer coming. chris, good to see you. >> happy new year to everybody. >> you, too. apple, it is time to move over. up next, our investors are naming five stocks that are better picks right now. >>> and still to come, why a game changer could be in store for the copper trade. the come mod times king
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
view, california. >> paul jobs was a salt of the earth guy who was a great mechanic, and he taught his son steve how to make great things. and he--once, they were building a fence, and he said, "you got to make the back of the fence, that nobody will see, just as good-looking as the front of the fence. even though nobody will see it, you will know, and that will show that you're dedicated to making something perfect." >> jobs always knew he was adopted, but it still had a profound effect on him. he told isaacson this story from his early childhood during one of their many taped interviews. >> now, i was--remember, right here on the lawn--telling lisa mcmoylar, who lived across the street, that i was adopted. and she said, "so does that mean your real parents didn't want you?" ooh, lightning bolts in my head. i remember running into the house. i think i was probably crying, asking my parents, and they sat me down, and they said, "no, you don't understand." they said, "we specifically picked you out." >> he said, "from then on, i realized that i was not just abandoned; i was chosen. i wa
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
'm supporting senator feinstein's assault weapons ban. we have one in california. for those of us who got to watch the nra commercial last week, the notion that more guns in the hands of good people will prevent gun crimes just isn't borne out by the facts. >> $100 gift cards are being offered for handguns, rifles and shotguns. up to $200 in gift cards for assault weapons. paul vercammen is live in los angeles. our latest poll shows that 37% of americans want major restrictions on guns. does this mean today's buyback may see more than the usual response after the recent school shooting? >> reporter: we'll have to see about that. certainly the city of los angeles is hoping so. but i can tell you this. this seventh is still 45 minutes away from starting and there are well over a dozen cars in this buyback line. they will receive $100 for a pistol or rifle. and $200 for an assault weapon. over about the last four years, these gun buyback programs have had people turn in more than 8,000 guns. it's all about the anonymity. the drivers come in. they want the guns in the trunk, they want the gun
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:45am EST
as the atlantic campaign that i found evidence of dollars from as far away as california that had pictures of the alabama sinking with its bow up. i think is a powerful image and a powerful morale booster. i wanted to end by reading two things that these terrific historians have written in their books. no doubt without consulting each other. kraken writes, in the civil war i see, naval forces did not determine the outcome of the civil war. the north would have won the war even without naval supremacy. but naval forces affected its trajectory and very likely its length, and that in the end was important enough. jim mcpherson goes a little bit further, i think, in "war on the waters," and i quote, to say that the union army, the union navy won the civil war would state the case much too strongly. but it is accurate to say that the war could not have been one without the contributions of the navy. we will let you to fight it out on some future arena, but i will end officially by pointing out something we heard all about these problems that naval officers had with each other. the army, these t
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
thousands to that small town. right now i would like to bring in california congressman adam schiff. congressman, thank you for being with me this afternoon. >> you bet. >> you have supported a renewal of the assault weapons ban. ban expired back in 2004. i believe. why do you think it has been so hard to see any movement on the issue? >> well, it has been very hard because the mar is so powerful. and for a lot of members that have come from very strong gun rights districts or states, it is enormously difficult to take on the nra. they put a lot of money in against you. and so it is -- it is a challenge but it is going to have to be done. we just can't keep going through tragedy after tragedy like this. it has got to stop. it is going to require a lot of things. it will require a sensible gun safety and gun control measures and it is going to require much more elaborate mental health planning and systems. it is going to require a better school safety. and even beyond gun control, it is going to require, i think, a real serious conversation about whether we immediate to have so many
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
of the injured. we are also following another developing story. this one coming to us out of southern california. police have evacuated a wall mart in merino valley after shoppers reported seeing a man carrying an assault rifle or a shotgun. police are still looking for the suspect who they say asked to speak to the manager. authorities do not know if the gun was real or some type of replica or a toy. my partner with him on new gun legislation. he got a big wake-up call this weekend. the ceo of the national rifle association refusing to support any new gun laws. >> senator feinstein's bill to -- is that going to pass? >> i think that's a phony piece of legislation, and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it's all built on lies that have been found out. everything i hear -- i mean, my gosh. people in the media, i revere their communication skills, but they have an obligation to be factual, to be truthful, and everything that these politicians are saying about that is not true. >> pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent. pete, after the news conference on friday, we have that inter
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 1:40am PST
the flood waters. >>> and the southern california mountains are buried under a fresh coat of snow this morning. and it is still coming down in fact. tire chains were mandatory for drivers heading into mountain passes and resorts like big bear. even with chains, they say the roads were still pretty treacherous. >>> we have a stunning, stunning revelation, thanks to some of the nation's top scientists. >> hey. i figured i would come by for this one. >> this is big. >> earth shattering. >> brace yourself. >> we have -- i've just been handed some shocking news that amazingly has come from some of the nation's top scientists and took a look at 20 years worth of information. >> what did they find? >> what they found was, are you ready? breaking news. the further north you live in the u.s., the better chance you have to have a white christmas. >> seriously? >> yep. >> oh, my dear lord. >> paula, rob, just check the map. the areas that are in white, which shockingly enough are in the north, have a better chance of having an inch of snow on christmas than the areas in blue, which, obviousl
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
of california. >>> a powerful earthquaking rattling buildings and nerves in southern california. 6.3 magnitude off the coast. >> we're here in pasadena where they're watching this activity very closely. this was a pretty big shaker. 6.3 in magnitude. it occurred in the pacific ocean. lot of folks here in southern california felt it, though, it was a pretty good jolt. fortunately no reports of damage or injuries so far. back to you, josh. >> john, thank you. >>> people shaken by the quake twe tweeted it on twitter. >>> also this morning, new pressure on congress to approve a critical $60 billion aid package for victims of hurricane sandy. the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut want that package approved before the holiday break. more than 100 ceos, also calling on lawmakers to act quickly. nearly seven weeks after the storm struck, many victims are still waiting for funds to repair their homes. >>> and in philadelphia, the hunt is on for two teens after a dispute over an nba game ended in gunfire on a train. this is tough to watch. but the video captures a confrontation between t
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
: with four children the rasmussen family in california drinks about five gallons a week on milk. if congress doesn't pass the bill, i would cost him $106. that has dad sean rasmussen worried. >> they have to have their milk. we might have to cut elsewhere. >> reporter: without new legislation government prices revert back to 1939 levels. back then the process was more laborious and farmers needed a higher subsidy to cover their costs. dan sumner says the new price of milk would be far above what it now costs dairy farmers to produce it. >> it really will be chaos. >> reporter: so we would go back to this old farm bill which would force the government to buy milk at an extremely high price. >> that's right. >> reporter: this could be a windfall for dairy farmers. >> well, here's the problem for dairy farmers. they don't want chaos in the milk market. it sounds good. gee, everybody will double or triple the price, but who's going to buy it? >> caller: nobody will buy it. >> nobody will buy it. >> reporter: shoppers couldn't understand why congress couldn't solve this problem. >> they all need
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
in cabela's. >> six mikers, none has followed california's lead. dick's sporting goods says it's going to remove some rifles for the time being. only walmart got back to us saying no assault rifles will come off the shelf but they have removed an ad out of respect for the town of newtown. the ad was for an assault rifle used in the massacre. we are are going to keep coming back to companies. and everybody says they want to make a difference to see kbha they actually intoend do. >> as we know, 17 years or more, police unions and chiefs have been asking for help on assault weapons. is the nra statement new? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the passion for gun ownership in the country. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smili
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